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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsOther (12th grade only - accelerated diploma program)
  • Enrollment228
  • PrincipalMr. Brian Leffler
  • Phone Number215-627-8671
  • School Emailinfo@youthbuildphilly.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Girard), Bus (4, 16), Trolley (15)
  • Address 1231 North Broad Street
    3rd and 5th floors
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
  • NeighborhoodNorth Central
  • TuitionFree
  • Application DeadlineJuly 31st, 2019
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Mission

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides out-of-school youth in Philadelphia with the broadest range of tools, supports and opportunities to become self-sufficient, responsible and contributing members and leaders in their community.

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides out-of-school youth in Philadelphia with the broadest range of tools, supports and opportunities to become self-sufficient, responsible and contributing members and leaders in their community.

Points of Pride

1. Through the use of restorative practices, the school has a supportive school culture. 2. The school deeply values the role of service. All enrolled students are part-time AmeriCorps members. 3. The school places a strong emphasis on transition and...

1. Through the use of restorative practices, the school has a supportive school culture. 2. The school deeply values the role of service. All enrolled students are part-time AmeriCorps members. 3. The school places a strong emphasis on transition and success after YouthBuild.

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Admissions Policy

Applicants must complete an application, an on-site information session, an intake session, and participate in a one-week Mental Toughness Training period in August in preparation for the school year. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 20...

Applicants must complete an application, an on-site information session, an intake session, and participate in a one-week Mental Toughness Training period in August in preparation for the school year. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 20 on the first day of school.

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Safety & Culture

We utilize restorative practices in our school to resolve conflicts, maintain a positive and safe school culture, and support our students' individual growth.

We utilize restorative practices in our school to resolve conflicts, maintain a positive and safe school culture, and support our students' individual growth.

Accreditations & Honors

Granted charter in 1997, renewed 2006, 2011 and 2016; in 2006 the Gates Foundation commended YouthBuild for its personalized school culture; in January of 2009, YouthBuild received a Harris Wofford Award for Active Citizenship

Granted charter in 1997, renewed 2006, 2011 and 2016; in 2006 the Gates Foundation commended YouthBuild for its personalized school culture; in January of 2009, YouthBuild received a Harris Wofford Award for Active Citizenship

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 88.6%
White 0.8%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 0.4%
Other 2.3%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 56.4%
Male Students 43.6%

Special Education

Special Ed 20.1%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 97%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.4%

Students Per Grade

12th Grade Students
228
Total Students
228

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Building Maint,
  • Computer Technology,
  • Construction,
  • Voc Other

Other Activities

Page to Stage (Writing and Spoken Word); Peer Connectors; Youth Congress; yearbook; music club; fashion show; other activities depending on interest

Page to Stage (Writing and Spoken Word); Peer Connectors; Youth Congress; yearbook; music club; fashion show; other activities depending on interest

Parent Involvement

YouthBuild hosts an annual Community Night for family and friends of students to visit and learn more about the school.

YouthBuild hosts an annual Community Night for family and friends of students to visit and learn more about the school.

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